Rootconf 2015

DevOps and scaling infrastructure

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Accepting submissions till 02 Jul 2019, 02:31 AM

MLR Convention Centre, J P Nagar

In today’s technology world, operational efficiency is pivotal. It is time to focus on measuring, learning and improving different aspects of infrastructure scaling and development cycles. Not to forget the the culture of DevOps and team dynamics.

Rootconf 2015 focuses on four key aspects of DevOps and scaling infrastructure: virtualization, managing infrastructure at scale, new technologies, and team management.

Target audience:

  1. Rootconf is aimed at DevOps, CTOs, and teams and companies.
  2. Organizations developing a Continuous Integration and Continous Deployment strategy. You will get a headstart by attending Rootconf.

Conference and workshop topics:

  1. Virtualization.
  2. Managing infrastructure at scale:
    • Scaling processes for enterprises – log monitoring, security, data management.
    • Scaling tools for enterprises – such as using Graphite, logstash and other tools at scale.
  3. Upcoming technologies such as Salt.
  4. Team management / DevOps as culture.


This year’s edition spans two days of hands-on and conference. We are inviting proposals for:

  • Full-length 40 minute talks.
  • Crisp 15-minute talks.
  • Sponsored sessions, 40 minute duration.
  • Hands-on Workshop sessions, 3 hour duration

Selection Process:

Proposals will be filtered and shortlisted by an Editorial Panel. We urge you to add links to videos / slide decks when submitting proposals. This will help us understand your past speaking experience. Blurbs or blog posts covering the relevance of a particular problem statement and how it is tackled will help the Editorial Panel better judge your proposals.

Proposers must submit presentation drafts as part of the selection process to ensure that the talk is in line with the theme of the conference, and to help the editorial panel build a strong line-up for the event.

We will notify you about the status of your proposal within two weeks of submission.

There is only one speaker per session. Entry is free for selected speakers. As our budget is limited, we will prefer speakers from locations closer home, but will do our best to cover for anyone exceptional. HasGeek will provide a bursary to cover part of your travel and accommodation in Bangalore. Bursaries are limited and made available to speakers delivering full sessions (40 minutes or longer).

Commitment to Open Source:

HasGeek believes in open source as the binding force of our community. If you are describing a codebase for developers to work with, we’d like it to be available under a permissive open source license. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licenses (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognize that there are valid reasons for commercial licensing, but ask that you support us in return for giving you an audience. Your session will be marked on the schedule as a sponsored session.

Important dates:

Last date for submitting proposals: 15th April

Shortlisting process: 31st March onwards

Pre-conference workshops: 13th and 14th May

Conference dates: 15th and 16th May

Rootconf will be held in the MLR Convention Centre, J P Nagar.

For more information about speaking proposals, tickets and sponsorships, contact or call +91-7676332020.

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Rootconf is a community-funded platform for activities and discussions on the following topics: Site Reliability Engineering (SRE). Infrastructure costs, including Cloud Costs - and optimization. Security - including Cloud Security. more

Ravi Kumar


Designing the Devops Culture - Marching towards the promised land

Submitted Apr 10, 2015

The audience will lear the key aspects of designing the devops culture.
1)Setting right expectations.
2)Embrace flow & lean techniques as an enabler for Devops teams.
3)Organising code base
4)No frills devops using new architecture paradigm.
5)Devops in the Enterprise - Managing


Devops and Continuous Delivery have emerged on the heels of the success of agile movements. The former two seems to have appealed much more to the enterprises and business than the later.
“… Agile processes harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage.”
The above is the first principle on page 2 of the agile manifesto. Any new process, method, architecture models that emerge are merely tools to transform lives and deliver customer value. To that end any or all investments is positive and warranted as well. But the enterprise quest to reach the promised land has to be rationalised and investments made into the right areas at the right time. Devops is more about culture than the myriad set of tools and processes which seems to be the areas that are hogging all the investments.

This talk will look into the key aspects of Designing the Devops Culture that empowers the team towards continuous value delivery thereby harnessing the customer’s competitively advantage. We touch upon
1.Embracing Flow where we specifically talk about letting go of the old good intentioned practices and replace with more lean and pragmatic flow techniques.
2.Few tips on managing source code that are effective in the context of Devops.
3.A new emerging architecture model that has potential in negating the necessity of the tools echo system
4.And lastly we look how applications in the enterprise landscape can be layered and set the right expectations on delivering value and leveraging devops.

Session Outline:

Setting Right Expectations [ 5 min ]
•We need to be here but have me made the right investments?

Embracing Flow - Letting go of the old [ 8 min ]
•Good intentioned Scrum practices killing agility
•Pragmatic lean alternatives that compliment well for Devops.

Delivering Code [ 8 min ]
•No Feature Branches but feature toggle and switches
•Continuous Deployment …. go for it [unearth the steps that are troublesome and resolve them]
•Continuous Testing and Automation
⁃[Few failure scenarios….the obvious ones…make them part of the pipeline]
⁃[This does not mean you don’t need CI, unit test automation, Code Coverage etc.]
•The team [Business, Dev, Tester…. Release Expert ]

Microservices: The New Kid on the Block [ 8 min ]
•Treat all changes, issues and enhancements equivalent to a traditional CR. Negate the long change process.
•Deliver value and stay agile but negate many of the popular agile practices such as TDD, Refactoring, Planning, Retrospectives etc.
•Publish the service for consumption. Do we need tools?

What about the enterprise? [ 6 min ]
•Layered Application Approach
•Set the right expectations

Q & A [ 5 min ]



Speaker bio

Hands-on agile practitioner with application development and delivery experience helping customers and organizations implement agile/lean processes and practices for achieving delivery excellence. Agile to me is a philosophy more than a software methodology or framework. I am a Independent Coach/Consultant at AgileFAQs and I help teams in implementing and maturing agile/lean practices for large engagements/projects. I am an invited speaker and often speak at variuos conferences and user community meetups. As a core member of the Agile Software Community of India I help in organising conferences and coch camps and have been the Theme Chair of Distributed Agile and Offshoring stage(Agile India 2014) and Agile Lifecycle stage (Agile India 2015) conferences. I am also the core member of the Agile Leadership Network - Bengaluru Chapter.



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Make a submission

Accepting submissions till 02 Jul 2019, 02:31 AM

MLR Convention Centre, J P Nagar

Hosted by

Rootconf is a community-funded platform for activities and discussions on the following topics: Site Reliability Engineering (SRE). Infrastructure costs, including Cloud Costs - and optimization. Security - including Cloud Security. more